Do you require a prescription for near and distance vision?
Anyone who requires a prescription for near and distance vision (bifocals) is a good candidate for blended (mono) vision or multifocal lenses. So, what’s the difference? Monovision is a system in which one eye is focused for distance vision and the other eye for near vision. Since it is your brain (rather than your eyes) that interprets what you see, it selectively learns to focus on the clearer image while suppressing the blurry image.
While we have successfully fit many patients with monovision contact lenses with great results, we feel multifocals are a great alternative for not only our patients who are just starting to notice some difficulty with up close work, but also for our patients who have been experiencing it for several years. Many patients report that with multifocal lenses there is a seamless progression between near, intermediate and distance vision and full use of depth perception. However, we offer both monovision and multifocal lenses at Beach Eye Care and can assist you in choosing the best option for your needs.
compromise. Blended vision allows you to see both near and far without glasses. The alternative is to correct both eyes for distance, but wear reading glasses for near.